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Ikebana: The Art of “Living Flowers”
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Ikebana: The Art of “Living Flowers”

September 10, 2017

By Girija Madhavan In Mysuru, the Horticultural Department recently organised an “Ikebana” workshop. This traditional Japanese art was enthusiastically received. Ikebana [meaning “Living Flowers”] began as votive offerings in Japanese Buddhist temples some six centuries ago.  Later it was recognised as an art-form, which retained Zen symbolism. Abbot Senkei, also called Semmu, who lived by…


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